Qualitative Research Design (2nd-13th July 2018)

This course included a series on interactive lectures and in field work, where a survey instrument was designed and tested. There were a total 20 participants including University of Guyana faculty, students, as well as professional staff from natural resource agencies (Protected Areas Commission and Guyana Environmental Protection Agency). The major objectives for this course included participants being able to articulate the paradigmatic differences, strengths, and weaknesses between quantitative and qualitative methods, discuss research ethics, design a research study with qualitative research questions, data collection methods, and planned analyses, discuss and demonstrate techniques for engaging research participants, identify and utilize qualitative research methods and utilize basic qualitative data analysis techniques.



Dr. Rebecca Williams, University of Florida

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